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The Best Matching Washers and Dryers - Consumer Reports

Matching washer and dryer pairs are a popular choice although some don't make a great couple. Their coordinating style makes a statement, but you'll …

Heart Health | Guide To A Healthy Heart

This guide provides comprehensive advice on heart health. We describe the screening tests you need, and outline steps you can take to protect your …

Energy-saving Lightbulbs | Best LEDs and CFLs - Consumer Reports News

The New Year may look a lot like the old, but not in the lightbulb aisle. As of January 1st the most popular bulb, the 60-watt incandescent, is on …

17 Organization Tricks to Make Your Bathroom Feel Twice as Big

It's all about using vertical storage solutions, people.<p>If there's one place we could all use unlimited storage, it's the bathroom. Think about it: There's makeup, hair tools <i>and</i> hygienic items. But hopefully these tips will help you make the most of what you already have.

5 Ways a Designer Stretches a Budget

How Meg Braff redid a Palm Beach home.<p>Designer Meg Braff kept to her client's budget when she decorated this Palm Beach house for a snappy, 'with it' mom of three. The decorator shares her decorating advice.

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Want to Use Green Cleaners? Start Here

A new year, a great opportunity to make a commitment to a healthy home by investing in more natural cleaning products. There are plenty of options to …


8 Cleaning Tricks for Keeping Your Kitchen Spotless

Tackle this much-used room's toughest spots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).<p>Tackle the tough spots on your countertops, floors, and pots with surprising everyday items (like salt and ketchup).

Shop the Room: Kim & Kyle's Calming Living Room

(Image credit: Alexis Buryk)<p>Is one of your goals this year to craft rooms that relax and renew? You certainly don't have to stick to neutral colors …

Living Rooms

A Daring, Dramatic, and Colorful Family Home

Tour a house in lavender, chartreuse, and aqua.<p>Using a bold color combination of lavender, chartreuse, and aqua, designer Pat Healing of HB Home totally transformed the interior of one family's New York home, with amazing results. Make sure to read the full interview with the designer to get more …

Weekend Chores: Flowers & Floors

<b>Dates:</b> Friday, January 3...and the Weekend of January 4 & 5 <b><br>Assignment:</b> Buy Flowers, Vacuum & Mop, Gather Earth Friendly Cleaners<p>It's the first …

Billionaire's Meatloaf from Alex Hitz

It's beloved as comfort food, but this classic dish can hold its own at even the fanciest affairs.<p>When I moved to New York in the mid-1990s, there were so many hostesses and hosts who gave easy, elegant, fun lunches and dinners. They were well known for their parties, and though varied in their …

12 Paint Color Ideas for Bedrooms

Designer-tested hues.<p>With just the right hue, you won't lose any sleep — and you'll wake up ready to go. Designers choose the best bedroom paint colors.

10 Decorating Secrets Revealed

Designers share their top dos and don'ts.<p>We asked designers to share some of their favorite tricks and ideas for putting together a beautiful space. Here, they reveal their top dos and don'ts.

Healthier Brunch Recipes

11 Healthier Ways to Do Brunch<p>Your weekend just got even better<p>Ladies who brunch—but don’t want to do it at the expense of their healthy habits: These recipes are for you!<p>Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese<p>This hearty (but healthy!) brunch recipe has good-for-you fats and …

Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

You’re Building Muscle<p>Muscle weighs more than fat, we explained in an article in November. So the number on the scale might not move, but your new toned look should be proof enough that you’re making progress!<p>You’re Not as Strict as You Think You Are<p>You could be eating more and/or exercising less …

5 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Not all snacking is bad for you. These five pairings will keep you feeling full (without filling out)<p>iStock/Thinkstock<p>Let's get real: It's not <i>always</i> possible to avoid eating after dark. Some situations (a late work shift, a delayed flight) call for legit midnight meals—and hey, other times you're …


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